I'm sorry for the confusion. I didn't word that correctly, but we are essentially talking about the same thing. You can't record in 4K ProRes unless you buy the RAW processing license first. The Odyssey requires that it processes the RAW signal in order to get 4K ProRes. That's fine and all, but why does it cost $800 bucks? The Atomos Shogun claims to record the RAW 4K signal from the FS700 just fine without any additional cost.
The biggest question that no one seems to be asking is, "Who requires 4K ProRes licensing?" That's a huge cost from what I understand. As of right now, my understanding is that Convergent Design requires licensing while the Atomos Shogun does not. Can you confirm this?
When you say it will record 1080p ProRes out of the box, are you talking about the super sampled HD conversion coming from the 4K RAW signal?
What can the Odyssey 7Q record without having to buy a license for? Or does every type of recording involve licensing? Anyone know?
Is there still licensing involved with this recorder? If so, how much and for what features specifically?